What a blessing to have these trails just across the street from the mission home. It is a glorious place for an early morning hike!
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sisters Taunima and Simpson with Patty who is prepared to receive the gospel!
Sisters Ewell, Wadsworth, Elder Van Leeuwen, Sisters Bowden and Wentzel
Elders Ord, Nelson and Liston
President and Sister Johnson all wish Tish the very best in her new adventure!
Former Elder Hayden Nash visiting along with our mutual friend Suzanne Thomas who joined the church almost two years ago.
Former Sister Manwill (Ashley) with her twin sister visited the PPM this month!
It was a delight to visit with former Sister Overa!
Saturday, July 16, 2016
As we make another round of the mission conducting interviews and training at district meetings we are always so grateful to spend time with the Lord's missionaries in the PPM.
President Johnson advises the missionaries to incorporate the principle of return and report into their lives daily in companionships, with leaders and especially with their Heavenly Father each night. He also instructs them about striving to become a quality individual. This was the council given to us by Elder Marvin J. Ashton when we were married almost 38 years ago. It is sound advice and truly leads one to utilize the atonement daily and to keep the gospel simple as we teach!
Sister Johnson leads a discussion on bridge building!
The bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's transportation system. Without bridges, the Pittsburgh region would be a series of fragmented valleys and isolated communities.
There are approximately 446 bridges around Pittsburgh and it is known as the city of bridges. The bridges are made of steel. Steel is used widely around the world for construction of bridges because it is a very strong and sustainable. Steel is made from iron ore a natural resource. It is heated to extremely high temperature in refiners fires and then it becomes pliable.
In life we are constantly being given the chance to go through the refiners fire and become pliable instruments in the Lords hands! It isn't quite the same type of furnace - but if we are will humble ourselves during challenging times, the Lord can shape us into far more than we can even imagine! As we learn to trust in Him we can even have peace and joy during those trials.
We are called to become the bridges for those who are sitting on the banks not knowing how to move forward across those currents of their lives. We invite and help them come unto Christ who is the true bridge we must use if we are to reach our Heavenly Home.
Front: Elders La-Fon, Johnson and Richens
Back: Elders Hansen, Kap, Zubeck, President and Sister Johnson
Back: President Johnson, Hughes, Rawles, Mills and Garduno
Back: President Johnson, Elders Calaway and Hummer
Front: Sisters Hansen, Schofield, Wall and Blake
Back: Elder Ross, President Johnson and Elder Boyes
Front: Sisters Smith, Campbell, Maya and Simonsen
Back: Elder Curtis, President Johnson and Elder Mueller
Back: President Johnson, Elder Schofield and Elder Bell
We sang this wonderful hymn out of an old hymnal.
Front: Elder Elliot, Wilt and Story
Back: Elders Saylor, Syndergaard, Kotter, President Johnson, Elders Davidson and Gull
STATE COLLEGE DISTRICT
Back: Elders Parke, Williamson, Taylor, President and Sister Johnson
Back: Sisters Bowden, Ewell, Wadsworth and Wentzel
Elders Rayburn, Beal, Averett, President Johnson, Elders Bates, Moon and Chafin
FRONT: Elders Whitby, Butikofer and Baker
Back: Elders Nelson, President Johnson, Elders Ekins, Hansen and Elder and Sister Gardner
Elders English, Bramwell, O'Keefe and Bryant
President And Sister Johnson, Sister and Elder Samuelson
President Johnson, Elders Selfridge, Smedley, Aitken and Holbrook
Back: Elders Gardiner, Herzog, Pres. and Sister Johnson, Elders Devey and Rogowski
Sisters DeMille, Allen, Pres. and Sister Johnson, Sisters Manumaluena and Pena
Sisters Kelly, Roden, Johnson, Kwasney and Paine
Elders Wilson, Pirzadeh, President Johnson, Elders Cahoon and Cuthbert
Sisters Johnson, Smith, Johnson, Nelson, Johnson and Elder Adams
Elders Walker, Coburn, Pres. Johnson, Elders Miller and Holman(has a band aide on his eyebrow)
Sisters Morgan, Bartlett, Johnson, Crisp and Hegewald
Elders Masina, Cook, President Johnson, Elders Ramos and Foster